Palmiers - Step by Step

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Makes 20-30

Addictively delicious little French pastries, made of puff pastry and sugar! They are sometimes also known as Elephant Ear Cookies.

puff pastry

Roll the pastry out into a rectangular sheet of about 11" x 10" and quarter inch thickness.

Sprinkle sugar all over the sheet, then press the sugar in gently first using your finger tips, then by running a rolling pin over the sheet to make sure the sugar is embedded into the pastry.

Turn the sheet over, and again, sprinkle sugar, press it in and roll gently over it with a rolling pin.

Now make a small inward fold of about 2 inches from the top of the sheet (the longer side of the rectangle). Then make another small inwards fold this time from the bottom of the sheet. Flatten the folds down with a rolling pin.

Again make another fold from the top and from the bottom, so that the top and bottom folds now meet at the centre of the sheet. Sprinkle some more sugar over it then flatten with a rolling pin.

Finally fold through the centre so that the top folds and the bottom folds are one on top of the other like a cylinder. Again, flatten the cylinder with a rolling pin.

Chill this cylinder of dough for about half an hour.

Remove the folded pastry and slice it into half inch strips.

Place these strips on a tray and chill them again for about 20 minutes.

In the meantime, preheat your oven at 180 C.

Line a tray with baking paper. Take a strip at a time and press them gently into a bowl of the remaining sugar, just to lightly coat each one. Then place them on the baking sheet, making sure to leave 1 and a half inches space between the strips as they will expand and flatten as they bake to form the palmier shape.

Once all are done, put the tray into the oven, bake for about 15 minutes. Check and turn them over, and bake again for another 5-10 minutes or until all the palmiers are golden and crispy.

Remove and place on a rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy! :)


wat is puff pastry?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

A type of dough made up of many layers with butter between them.

Dis is splendid

Do you chill this in the fridge?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture


n hw can v make puff pastry??? :(

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I normally buy it ready made.

I really wanna try these..reply soon thanx..

Salam Fauzia,
Based in Lahore, Pakistan where we can get the ready made puff pastry, any recommendation? dear.
Much appreciated

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, sorry but I am not from Pakistan so I wouldn't know where to recommend. :(

Which brand of pastry have you used ?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I do not use branded pastry, but basically any puff pastry will do.

sarwar jan's picture

aslamalaikum sister,how can i make puff pastry dough at home. shukran

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, sorry have not got a recipe for puff pastry.

i tried this recipe yesterday and it turns out great. :-)

i hv 200 gm puff pastry containing 10 square sheets. shall i roll all d sheets together or one sheet at a time? please reply soon as i wanna suprise my husband today by making it. :)

i think 2 sheets together vl gv thickness of quarter inch. so shall i roll 2 sheets together? or what? please help..

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I believe they turned out well isn't it? Saw your messages on FB. Thank you! :)

Hi, there are no pictures of step-by-step preparation? I have been regularly checking since 2 or so weeks but there are still no pictures of the various steps. Just one main picture of Palmier at the top. Am I missing something?
Thanks a lot!

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, sorry there was an error with the image upload but it is now fixed and you should be able to view the step by step image. :)

Yes,I can Thanks a million.
One more question - How to vote for you if one doesn't have a facebook account?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Thanks, but the voting has closed. :)

asa sis, just a quick question as i have never worked with puff pastry before. Do i have to roll frozen pastry bcz i can only get frozen puff pastry sheets here? thanks

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Depends on what the thickness of the pastry sheets that you get are. Just check that they are the right thickness as per this recipe, if they are thicker, roll them out.

Hats Off

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i need arabi dish rcp"BUSBUSA".

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Will add one soon inshaAllah.

sadia tariq's picture

The step by step pic is a bit confusing... I wish u could've made a quick video of you making the pastry shape n cutting it.. :/